Integrating Integrators – BizTalk, Windows Azure, Windows Workflow, and Beyond

February, 2013

BizTalk Blogs

This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.

Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

Insight and guidance on Microsoft BizTalk Server, Windows Azure, Infrastructure as a Service, and related Microsoft technologies.
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Windows Azure Virtual Machine and Virtual Hard Disk Management Tool – Can save you Money!

    Did you know you are charged for a Windows Azure Virtual Machine every hour it is deployed even if it is not running?  I would guess many people are not using their Virtual Machines at night when they sleep so shouldn’t we have a simple way to take them offline?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple GUI interface to view Virtual Machines (VM) and Virtual Hard Disks (VHD)? This tool solves all those problems!  This tool can be used to easily reduce your monthly Windows Azure compute...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Tricks for Deleting Windows Azure Virtual Machines via the REST API

    While I call this post “tricks” for deleting a Windows Azure Virtual Machine it really is not a trick.  It does require a little deeper understanding of how Windows Azure creates and hosts Virtual Machines in order to use the REST API to delete them. Let us start with some background.  When you use the Windows Azure Portal to create a new Virtual Machine, a hidden service is created for you that will host the virtual machine role.  This will allow more than one Role (i.e. Virtual Machine...
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